Anti-disciplinary artist creating interactive multidisciplinary creations and experiences. I'm interested in hybrids bridging gaps between boxes, disciplines and ideas, direct playful exploitative experiences, merging senses such as sound, movement and image into one holistic experience. I use technology, curiosity and play to create installations.
Wings is an explorative multiplayer flying game controlled with motion tracking. Using your arms and body you fly like a bird through a strange imaginary universe. The intuitive movement creates an immersive experience with a sense of flight. By interacting with the environment players go on a journey with unexpected colours, shapes and events.
An interactive installation by Luchtschip and Sefrijn Langen generating kaleidoscopic images. Video input from a camera is morphed, mirrored and repeated resulting in a moving Kaleidoscope. A motion sensor detects hand movements to modify the visuals. You can zoom in, rotate it or change the color temperature. By pressing the big blue button the generated artwork is directly uploaded to an online exhibition on Facebook.
The Fono is an interactive DJ table for young people in public areas. The music source is any mobile phone with a speaker, it get its power from solar energy and is 'vandalism-proof'.
On the Fono young people can mix their own music of choice. They can apply music effects, scratch a sound, make a loop, or mix two songs at the same time. The Fono amplifies the sound from a phone speaker, without the need for the user to connect any cables or complex bluetooth connections.
Some people are afraid of young loitering people and tend to have a negative perspective on them. But with this product young people are positively challenged to be creative and musical. They get to do something they love.
During my thesis project I build a small prototype with which I did usability testing with real users. After evaluating the results from this test I designed an improved interface, of which parts are now being implemented in the design.
An installation made by 100%FAT and Sefrijn.nl. Light rays work their way through a platter filled with objects and artefacts. Aurora like pictures, dream landscapes and imaginary structures are created, stretching the traditional square projector frame to an organic shape.
An interface I created to control music. Light sensitive resistors connected to an Arduino generate input used by Processing, which modifies both sound and image. Classical music is played, which is morphed by a granulator, distortion and a delay. This morphs the music towards electronic noise.
The interface has no buttons. This results in an intuitive interface with free movement for the user. This prototype was part of a personal research into music creation and interaction.
CultuurWolven is a young cultural organization. I started it in spring 2010 together with Elwin Rumplmair. We organized DJ workshops to teach kids how to be a DJ. We didn't just show some beatmatching magic and run away. The kids got to try it themselves. In 7 sessions we taught them about the history of electronic music, various mixing techniques and how to use DJ gear. These workshops were concluded with a small DJ contest and party.
Besides teaching at CultuurWolven I also taught at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts. I explained about graphic design, web design and online/offline communication to music students, in order for them to promote themselves. This was one of the greatest jobs I had so far.
Because I loved music and there were no good electro parties in my city, I decided to organize them myself. The party was called Woofur. Various DJ's came to play at these parties, such as Dr. Lektroluv or T. Raumschmiere. I also played records at these parties myself to make people move their feet using the alias 'Philip Nirfs'.
For the past year I have been working on a live show using an electronic piano, synthesizer and loopstation to make experimental electronic music with Ableton Live. I also programmed visuals in Processing that react to MIDI notes and audio frequencies. The live show is still growing, and I love to spend spare time tweaking the set and the software.